Meet the Doctor

Dr. Dale H. Powers was born and raised in California.  Dr. Powers is a 5th generation Californian as a result of his Grandmother, Hazel D. Clark moving to and living in the Auburn area.  Hazel D. Clark attended Auburn High School (now Placer High School) in the late 1890’s. Dr. Powers has raised three children, all born at home and has four step-children with his wife Merilee Warde.

Dr. Powers graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1968 with honors.  After graduating from San Diego State University in 1973 with honors and a B.S. in Biology/Radiation Physics, Dr. Powers attended graduate school.  Dr. Powers then assisted in research with Tursiops Truncatus (Flipper, or Bottlenose Dolphin) at NUC (Naval Undersea Center).  This work led Dr. Powers to a job with the National Marine Fisheries Service (La Jolla, CA) working with other scientists in research with Marine Mammals to establish the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1974.  While working with the NMFS, Dr. Powers traveled to South America (Costa Rica, Peru – Machu Pichu).  Then before embarking on his career to become a Chiropractor, Dr. Powers traveled to the Philippines and lived on a remote jungle island for four months.  Dr. Powers graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic (West) in October of 1981 with the distinction of Valedictorian.

 Dr. Powers studied with Dr. George Goodheart, D.C.
( the founder of Applied Kinesiology) and Dr. Thie, D.C. (The founder of Touch for Health) in 1976, learning a non-force approach to balance and heal the body.  Dr. Powers continued his journey studying with Major B. Dejarnette, D.C., D.O., from 1979 through 1988, learning Sacro-occipital Technique (SOT) to include craniopathy as taught by an Osteopath, soft tissue orthopedics (working with the viscera (organs) and their reflexes) and extremity adjusting. Dr. Powers studied Applied Kinesiology, Diversified adjusting, Upper Cervical (Grostic), Pettibone, BEST (Bioenergetic Synchornization Technique), Motion Palpation and became a Certified Sports Team Physician in 1985. Dr. Powers also trained in NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), Landmark Forum, Insight training, Avatar training and Zero Limits with Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len.

 Dr. Powers studied Neural Emotional Technique (NET) in the late 80’s,  a method that assists in releasing emotional patterns that effect our viscera and leads to chronic subluxation patterns.  In 1990, Dr. Powers began studying Network Chiropractic or Network Spinal Analysis.  Everything Dr. Powers studied prior led to a “WOW” when incorporating the work of Dr. Donald Epstein, D.C., founder of Network Spinal Analysis. Dr. Powers, through studying with the masters of Chiropractic developed a unique eclectic awareness of how to assist patients utilizing the best of Chiropractic with benefit of his knowledge transferred to the patient’s ultimate healing.

 Dr. Powers looks forward to being of assistance to you on your healing journey.

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